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All crew off drill ship, moving in Gulf of Alaska

December 31, 2012 • Business


In this photo provided by the United States Coast Guard, the tugs Aiviq and Nanuq tow the mobile drilling unit Kulluk while a Coast Guard helicopter from Air Station Kodiak transports crew members on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, 80 miles southwest of Kodiak City, Alaska. The tug lost the initial tow Thursday and suffered several engine failures prompting the deployment of response assets by the Coast Guard and Royal Dutch Shell. (AP Photo/United States Coast Guard, Petty Officer 1st Class Sara Francis)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — All 18 crew members were safely evacuated Saturday from a Shell drill ship in the Gulf of Alaska and the company was towing the rig further from land in anticipation of another stormy night.

The drill ship, the Kulluk, which had Login to read more

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